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When Worlds Collide by Craig McDonald

March 27, 2013
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by Craig McDonald It wasn’t supposed to be this way. In the beginning of my fictional world, there was Chris Lyon. The year was 1990: I had recently “discovered” James Ellroy. I had just finished reading THE BIG NOWHERE, still my favorite Ellroy novel, and was well into reading L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, when I decided...

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El Gavilan: The Hector Lassiter Connection By Craig McDonald

December 6, 2011
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El Gavilan: The Hector Lassiter Connection By Craig McDonald

“We dance around in a ring and suppose, While the secret sits in the middle and knows.“– Robert Frost Trace the circle: El Gavilan, my new novel about illegal immigration and a murder that rocks an Ohio town, is my fifth published piece of long-form fiction. It’s my first standalone novel. After four installments...

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El Gavilan by Craig McDonald – review

November 11, 2011
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El Gavilan by Craig McDonald – review

If you’re at all familiar with Craig McDonald’s work, you know dude’s well fucking ambitious. His Hector Lassiter series (Head Games, Toros and Torsos, Print the Legend, and One True Sentence) is one of the most original and sprawling series going, each book wildly different from the last and insanely well researched. If you’re...

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Full video of discussion with James Sallis & Craig McDonald at Poisoned Pen

March 17, 2011
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Not too long ago The Poisoned Pen hosted a discussion between James Sallis and Craig McDonald to promote their new books, The Killer is Dying and One True Sentence. Below is the full video of the discussion. Watch live streaming video from poisonedpenauthorevent at livestream.com Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine...

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One True Sentence by Craig McDonald – review

March 8, 2011
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One True Sentence by Craig McDonald – review

There are many reasons to love the Hector Lassiter books, from author Craig McDonald’s James-Ellroy-on-amyl-nitrate approach to 20th Century history to the loads of sex and violence packed into every chapter to the sheer how-the-fuck-does-this-guy-do-it? scope of each book and the series as a whole.  But for the Nerd the Lassiter series has always been about the glorious...

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February 2011 Pull List

February 14, 2011
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After the jump check out the February 2011 releases that I’m looking forward to reading. How about you, what are you looking forward to? Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and...

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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss Their Craft by Craig McDonald – review

October 26, 2010
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Art in the Blood: Crime Novelists Discuss Their Craft by Craig McDonald – review

I originally reviewed Art in the Blood by Craig McDonald on January 18th 2007 Craig McDonald is widely considered to be the best interviewer in crime fiction. He goes into each interview so well equipped with research and thought provoking questions that he possesses the singular ability to put the interviewee at ease. It’s...

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Print the Legend by Craig McDonald

March 26, 2010
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Print the Legend by Craig McDonald

If you can name for me a crime series as wildly different book-to-book than Craig McDonald’s Hector Lassiter saga, I’ll eat my fucking hat sans hot sauce.  Head Games was a violent, whiskey-soaked road trip with a severed head in the trunk.  Toros & Torsos was a serial killer book that spanned decades and...

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Print the Legend by Craig McDonald – review

March 11, 2010
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Print the Legend by Craig McDonald – review

As the series has progressed I find myself interested in the relationship between Hemingway and Lassiter and between Hemingway and the books. In Toros & Torsos my first reaction was to notice how Hem dominated the text. Or at least seemed to dominate in comparison to Head Games. Head Games was very much Hector’s...

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Spinetingler flashback: Interview with Craig McDonald

February 24, 2010
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A few months back I conducted an interview with Craig McDonald that can only be described as sprawling. With the release of Print the Legend I just wanted to take the opportunity to point folks to it. I can’t speak for Craig but I found the conversation interesting. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor...

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